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Tell us about your venture and your current needs.
You’ll need to provide information about your company, team, finances and market.
We’ll also want to know what challenges you currently face and how you hope MaRS
can help. It takes about 30 minutes to complete this form. We'll send an email confirmation to the email address provided as well as a copy of your submission. We’ll respond within five business days.
Note: Before you complete our Discovery Document, please review our eligibility criteria below to ensure your venture fits.
Step 2: Discovery meeting
If you meet MaRS’ eligibility criteria, we’ll set up a meeting to review your business and goals. Based on your needs and the stage of your venture, we will work with you to develop a plan and identify resources to get you moving in the right direction.
Step 3: Engage and grow
Your plan will determine how you engage with MaRS over time. This might include connecting to educational resources and workshops, receiving access to market research or being paired with a business advisor.
To be eligible for our services, your venture must be an early-stage organization that has developed an innovative technology, medical or social purpose solution. If you do not already operate in Ontario, your intention must be to own and operate your business here.
MaRS helps entrepreneurs bring new and innovative ideas to the marketplace. To be eligible for our services, please make sure your business fits with one of the following three sectors:
Note: Social innovation is recognized as an overarching area of focus at MaRS, given the growing number of MaRS ventures that identify a social purpose. If you are seeking advisory services within one of the above sectors, and feel that an additional consultation with a member of our social innovation team would help advance your social mission, we encourage you to discuss this with your intake advisor.
MaRS Discovery District (“MaRS”) provides to individuals or groups of individuals (“Clients”) mentoring and educational, and informational services including, but not limited to, information about business planning, sales, marketing, financing and funding strategies (the “Services”). The Services, effective as of the date first provided to a Client, are subject to the following terms and conditions.
TERMS FOR USE OF IDC REPORTS
You acknowledge and agree that IDC will be deemed to be the author of all IDC Reports and, accordingly, IDC will own all right, title, and interest in and to the IDC Reports, including without limitation all copyrights and trade-secrets rights. You shall include on all copies of the IDC Reports you use or distribute (as permitted by this Agreement) all IDC proprietary rights notices included or requested by IDC and, at IDC’s request, shall sign any assignments or other documents necessary or appropriate to confirm IDC’s copyright and ownership interests set forth herein.
Under the terms of this Agreement, you are granted a license to use the IDC Reports to support internal marketing, strategic planning, and business development functions. This includes the right to quote or paraphrase individual sentences or occasional paragraphs, but not entire pages or chapters. For these purposes “internal” use is distinguished from external use and means uses intended only to serve your information needs (as distinguished from your suppliers, affiliates, and customers) and only to be seen by your officers and employees obligated to treat such information as confidential.
You may not distribute, display, promote or otherwise use the IDC Reports or other IDC information or material for any external use, without the prior express written permission from the appropriate IDC representative, which permission shall not be unreasonably withheld. In such cases, you will provide a copy of the precise proposed wording or document to enable IDC to gauge the full context of the usage, and ensure its accuracy, currency, use in context and proper attribution. External use includes, but is not limited to, the publication, promotion, display or dissemination of advertisements, press releases, white papers, direct mail campaigns, Web site postings and any other materials where they may be viewed by persons who are not your officers or employees obligated to treat such material as confidential. You agree to communicate this policy to all relevant persons.
Unless expressly stated otherwise, (i) the medium or format in which the IDC Reports are received, or which is specified as the medium for distribution (e.g., Internet, CD-ROM, Lotus Notes, PDF), is the only means by which you may reproduce and distribute those materials, subject also to any other requirements and restrictions as provided herein, (ii) external usage and distribution privileges are granted in the English language only, and (iii) when Web-posting is permitted, the posted IDC material may be displayed only on your public web site and may be linked into from other relevant sites, but may not be linked externally to, posted on or displayed from other sites. Without the prior express written permission from IDC, you may not alter the text, format, or graphic design of any IDC Report in any way, or insert additional material in such a way that it appears to be part of the content provided by IDC.
You represent that you have or will put in place procedures to promote compliance with the above restrictions; that you will monitor compliance from time to time on your own and as requested by IDC; and that in the event of a breach or alleged breach of these restrictions you will notify IDC, promptly take reasonable corrective measures (in consultation with IDC) and provide IDC with access and cooperation to enable IDC to audit compliance.
Absent the prior express written consent of IDC, you shall not use the name, trademarks, or logo of IDC in promotional materials, publicity releases, advertising, or other external publications or communications, whether oral or written.
In the event of a breach of any of the foregoing obligations, you will be required to pay to IDC the amount of $4,500 for each and every such violation.
You acknowledge that the only companies eligible to receive IDC Reports through the Service are those having less than $1,000,000 in revenues (for greater certainty revenues do not include venture capital or other types of funding that may be received by the company). You represent and warrant that you are a company with less than $1,000,000 in revenues.
TERMS FOR USE OF GARTNER REPORTS
Access to the Gartner services (“Gartner Services”) is restricted to named individuals (each a “Subscriber”). Subscribers may not substitute another Subscriber without MaRS’ prior written approval. Subscribers agree to establish and enforce appropriate security measures to limit access to the Gartner Services to authorized Subscribers. The rights granted to each Subscriber may not be sublicensed, sold or otherwise transferred.
Ownership and Use of the Gartner Services.
The Gartner Services are owned and copyrighted by a third party service provider and/or its affiliates. The third party service provider reserves all rights to the Gartner Services not expressly granted to MaRS or Subscriber hereunder. Subscribers of the research may (i) print one copy of individual research documents for their personal use, for the benefit of the Subscriber; (ii) excerpt from individual research documents, on a non-routine basis, for internal presentations or reports to be shared with other Subscriber personnel, provided the excerpt is within the limits of “fair dealing” under applicable copyright law. For clarity, excerpts may not contain the substantive content of the source document. Subscriber may not redistribute copies of individual research documents, by electronic means or otherwise, to non-Subscribers unless specifically authorized in a Service Description. Subscribers may not reproduce or distribute the Gartner Services externally without third party service provider’s prior written permission, except for external distribution, in their entirety only, of “Reprints” of individual documents purchased by Subscriber. Subscriber may excerpt from the Gartner Services for external use only if Subscriber obtains the prior written approval of third party service provider’s Vendor Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any approved external use of the Gartner Services must comply with Gartner’s Copyright and Quote Policy which may be viewed on the Gartner Vendor Relations section of gartner.com. The Gartner Services may not be stored by Subscriber on any information storage and retrieval system.
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